Thousands exposed to hackers by Wi-Fi routers

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Security researchers have discovered a range of vulnerabilities affecting a range of Wi-Fi routers. Both “high-risk” and “low-risk” issues have been uncovered in more than 20 different Linksys router models, over 7,000 of which were “exposed on the internet” when the research was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2016….


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Hackers attacking WordPress sites via home routers

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Administrators of sites using the popular blogging platform WordPress face a new challenge: hackers are launching coordinated brute-force attacks on the administration panels of WordPress sites via unsecured home routers, according to a report on Bleeping Computer. Once they’ve gained access, the attackers can guess the password for the page…


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Google Researcher Reveals Flaw In Android And iOS That Can Be Hacked Via Wi-Fi

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No software is 100 percent watertight. A serious bug can pop up anytime that will leave your devices vulnerable. Just like what a Google Project Zero researcher has discovered. Gal Beniamini found a serious security flaw in Wi-Fi chipsets of both iOS and Android systems that allows hackers to invade…


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iPhone Owners Beware, Your Smartphones Can Be Hacked Using Wi-Fi

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iPhone owners take heed. A security expert relayed that it is possible for hackers to gain access to Apple’s famed smartphones through a Wi-Fi connection. An iOS device can be remotely exploited by simply joining a Wi-Fi network and using it to bypass the iOS Sandbox. The hack was described…


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Wireless networks provide hackers avenue of attack

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Four years ago, Coast Guard officers boarded a rust-colored oil tanker while it was moored in Wisconsin’s Fox River. The officers found antennas and computer devices running an automated attack against a local wireless network as it was docked near an oil terminal in the Port of Green Bay, according…


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D-Link resolves enterprise switch hacker risk

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D-Link has resolved an authentication bypass flaw in one of its enterprise switches. Flaws in the vendor’s DGS-1510 enterprise switch kit, discovered by security researchers Varang Amin and Aditya Sood, were resolved with a firmware update (pdf advisory here). Left unresolved, the security bug can create an unauthenticated command bypass…


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A new device for securing data from evil hackers

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It’s a bad idea to sign into a free Wi-Fi connection. Hackers can gain access to your personal data through a process called “juice jacking.” The USB cables to our smartphones keep transmitting data even when it’s not needed, explained by Drew Paik, the founder of a security startup called…


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Hackers can access your phone via Wi-Fi – even when it’s not connected

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A notorious hacker revealed to FOX25 Investigates just how easy it is to break into the backdoor of our smart phones and other devices. Even people who are careful to avoid free internet at their local coffee shop leave themselves vulnerable to attack. And the rise in the number of…


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How To Avoid Identity Theft From Wi-Fi Hackers

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With the ever increasing popularity of wireless internet connections, individuals are now often connecting to unsecured Wi-Fi networks to surf the net instead of paying for their own accounts. Although jumping on somebody else’s connection doesn’t seem like the crime of the century, the consequences can be very serious. When…


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As wireless devices flourish, network security pros break into cold sweats

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Sure, your office may seem clean. But it’s probably not. Invisible network pollution contaminates the space, and it may open a door to evildoers. The pollution comes from the growing list of internet-connected devices: cellphones, security cameras, thermostats, door locks, printers, speakerphones, even coffeemakers. Not all of them have up-to-date…


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Netgear exploit found in 31 models lets hackers turn your router into a botnet

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You might want to upgrade the firmware of your router if it happens to sport the Netgear brand. Researchers have discovered a severe security hole that potentially puts hundreds of thousands of Netgear devices at risk. Disclosed by cybersecurity firm Trustwave, the vulnerability essentially allows attackers to exploit the router’s…


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7 Ways to Avoid Getting Hacked Via Public In-Flight WiFi

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As Jet Blue starts to unveil its newly improved in-flight WiFi, and other airlines inevitably start to follow, passengers need to be aware that they are just as vulnerable in the air as they are on the ground. Public WiFi can pose serious risks to privacy if people aren’t careful…


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TRA warns of fake WiFi networks in UAE

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Smart mobile phone users must be careful while connecting to “free” WiFi network at hotels and malls, as hackers can access the devices by making fake WiFi points, Telecommunications Regularity Authority (TRA) warned on Thursday. An official from the TRA told Gulf News that there are fake open WiFi networks…


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Wireless camera hacking leaves St. Augustine family feeling unsecure

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ony Tripi loves his technology. You name it – he’s tried it. “I’ve always been kind of a techno geek,” he explains. But after a December surprise, Tripi is having doubts about the things that are supposed to make his life easier. “It seems like now I can’t depend on…


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A top British cop wants to fit teenage hackers with wearable Wi-Fi jammers

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One of Britain’s top cops has come up with an unconventional solution for dealing with pesky teenage hackers: Make them wear portable Wi-Fi jammers. Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas, president of the Police Superintentent’s Association, made the suggestion to The Telegraph — immediately attracting the ridicule of more technically minded Twitter…


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This Wi-Fi router will protect your smart fridge from hackers

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SAN FRANCISCO — A new batch of routers seeks to ward off hacks that leverage your smart home’s computing power for nefarious purposes. This added protection responds to a growing security threat for households. In October, hackers used a code called Mirai to hijack home devices like DVRs and routers…


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Airport Wifi; Hackers target travelers

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At the mall, on the beach and at the airport there are free WiFi networks and charging ports everywhere, but these public places are popular targets for hackers. RSA’s Kayvan Alikhani showed NBC how hackers do it. He set up an unauthorized, insecure WiFi network at the airport and called…


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An unpatched vulnerability exposes Netgear routers to hacking

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Several models of Netgear routers are affected by a publicly disclosed vulnerability that could allow hackers to take them over. An exploit for the vulnerability was published Friday by a researcher who uses the online handle Acew0rm. He claims that he reported the flaw to Netgear in August, but didn’t…


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Fraudsters targeting social media shoppers

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New data from our partner Action Fraud shows a sharp rise in people being defrauded via adverts on social media while shopping for Christmas as fraudsters see the festive season as a prime opportunity to take advantage of unsuspecting buyers. Last year 2,142 people said that they had been victims…


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TalkTalk customers urged to change Wi-Fi passwords

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Tens of thousands of TalkTalk customers are at risk of having had their passwords stolen after it was revealed that a hack against the company’s broadband routers was more severe than initially thought. The cyber attack, which left some Post Office and TalkTalk customers without internet for days last week,…


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